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Ch 39: NMTA Social Science The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800)

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We can help you go over the material about the making of the United States of America, in preparation for the NMTA Social Science exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you different ways to approach the subject so you can answer related questions correctly on the test.

NMTA Social Science: The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800) - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons you find in this chapter to help you recollect what you studied in college about the beginnings of the United States of America, as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science exam. The video lessons review everything you need to know about this topic to help you with associated test questions, including:

  • The creation of state constitutions following the American Revolution
  • America's new government and George Washington's role
  • Differences between Hamilton and the Federalists and Jefferson and the Republicans
  • Significant events, including the French Revolution, Treaty of San Lorenzo, and the Jay Treaty
  • What happened during the Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers

Our knowledgeable instructors guide you through each event, highlighting the people, places and facts you need to know for the exam. By studying the material through video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you will pick up the material more easily and, it can be fun to study.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800) Chapter

The NMTA Social Science exam assesses the breadth and depth of your knowledge and understanding of many topics in social science including historiography and world history, US history, geography and culture, government and economics. Your score will determine if you are eligible for a teacher's license in the state of New Mexico. The topics in The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800) chapter fall within the US History content domain which makes up 25% of the test questions. Use the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the lessons to test your mastery of the material and get experience with the kinds of questions you'll find on the test.

There are 150 multiple-choice items on the computer-based-test (CBT). You will read a paragraph or question and then select the correct answer from among several possible answers presented to you.

5 Lessons in Chapter 39: NMTA Social Science The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800)
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Creating State Constitutions After the American Revolution

1. Creating State Constitutions After the American Revolution

After the revolution, the states had to figure out what the rule of the people would be like. The early state constitutions and how they were drafted would inform the process and the resulting document that would become the U.S. Constitution.

George Washington and the New United States Government

2. George Washington and the New United States Government

George Washington was the United States' first president. He knew everything he did would set the stage for future presidents of the country. A heavy weight was on his shoulders, and much of what he established in his two terms set the precedent for presidents today.

Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

3. Hamilton and the Federalists vs. Jefferson and the Republicans

Although President Washington warned against the nation falling into political factions, the different views of the Constitution held by Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans set the path for the two-party system that the U.S. has today.

The French Revolution, Jay Treaty and Treaty of San Lorenzo

4. The French Revolution, Jay Treaty and Treaty of San Lorenzo

In the U.S., early foreign affairs were of incredible importance. For the young nation to survive, they had to exist in a world with tense relations. Should the new nation get involved in foreign wars? How do they negotiate with foreign powers? This lesson looks at the early foreign relations of the United States.

The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers

5. The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers

In the early days of the U.S., President Washington and the new government were tested by foreign and domestic issues. How these issues were dealt with would establish the young nation's position. Domestically, the Whiskey Rebellion and the Battle of Fallen Timbers demonstrated how rebellion and territorial issues would be decided.

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